Centenary awarded $13K for intergenerational programs
Participants visit Centenary University's Equestrian Center in Washington Township as part of the Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults grant from the Council of Independent Colleges. - (CENTENARY UNIVERSITY)
The Council of Independent Colleges has awarded a $13,000 grant to Centenary University to fund intergenerational programs that link college students with older adults in the community.
Centenary was selected for the grant from a pool of more than 65 applicants, according to Council president Richard Ekman. The grant is funded with support from the AARP Foundation.
The new initiative is the second phase of Centenary program Students and Mentors Achieving Results Together, which promotes intergenerational interactions and learning opportunities. The first phase established a mentorship program at Hatchery Hill Elementary School in Hackettstown.